Search Results: "Andre Dubus III"


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DIRTY LOVE by Andre Dubus III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"First-rate fiction by a dazzling talent."
Dubus anatomizes personal—especially sexual—relationships brilliantly in these loosely concatenated novellas. Read full book review >

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TOWNIE by Andre Dubus III
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2011

"A striking, eloquent account of growing up poor and of the making of a writer."
A powerful, haunting memoir from acclaimed novelist Dubus III (The Garden of Last Days, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG by Andre Dubus III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"No villains here, but only precisely rendered proof that the road to hell is paved with good intentions."
In an enthralling tragedy built on a foundation of small misfortunes, Dubus (Bluesman, 1993, etc.) offers in detail the unraveling life of a woman who, in her undoing, brings devastation to the families of those in her path. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF LAST DAYS by III Dubus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2008

"Difficult to put down, impossible to forget."
An explosive narrative employs a Florida strip club as a tinderbox of tensions on the weekend before 9/11. Read full book review >

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MEDITATIONS FROM A MOVABLE CHAIR by Andre Dubus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 1998

"Still Dubus is an American original, and his talent continues to surprise. (Author tour)"
This affecting second collection of personal essays from contemporary master of the short story Dubus (Dancing After Hours, 1996, etc.) displays the distinctive direct and elegant style and often reflects the masculine Catholic worldview that inform much of his fiction. Read full book review >

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BLUESMAN by III Dubus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"Rather flat and wide of the mark: a disappointment."
A thin-blooded debut novel that follows a young man through the summer of his 18th birthday. Read full book review >

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DANCING AFTER HOURS by Andre Dubus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 1996

"And so, in Dubus's capable hands, it is."
From Dubus (Selected Stories, 1988), fourteen new pieces that show this stalwart author, more often than not, at his great- hearted best. Read full book review >

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BROKEN VESSELS by Andre Dubus
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 15, 1991

"A beautifully written, moving, and altogether wonderful book."
In his first volume of nonfiction, short-story writer Dubus (The Last Worthless Thing, 1986, etc.) reveals the passions, struggles, and strengths underlying his art, life, and arduous recovery from personal tragedy. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON III by Fenton Bresler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A fascinating look at Second Empire France and the little-studied 'petit-Napoleon.'"
A fresh and lively look at the other Napoleon, by London journalist Bresler (Who Killed John Lennon?, 1989, etc.) Read full book review >

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RICHARD III by David Horspool
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Among the better histories on this subject, this book rocks no boats while delivering a densely detailed account of a man who was no more villainous than the average 15th-century baron."
Richard III's villainy owes much to Shakespeare. Modern histories are more understanding, and this includes this thoughtful biography by Times Literary Supplement history editor Horspool (Alfred the Great, 2014, etc.), who stresses that Richard (1452-1485) was a man of his times, although they were nasty times.Read full book review >

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VOYAGERS III by Ben Bova
Released: April 23, 1990

"Much the best of the three."
Wrapping up the trilogy of the talky Voyagers (1981) and the mediocre Voyagers II(1985), about messiah Keith Stoner and his alien-inspired mission to save humanity from itself. Read full book review >

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ANDRE THE GIANT by Brandon Easton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"An earnest if colorless picture of both a career and a character."
A graphic biography of a gentle (outside the ring, anyway) giant who helped take professional wrestling from a grubby, localized sport to today's glittering international spectacle. Read full book review >